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Postby blackmarketbaby » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:18 am

First draft of the season! Standard 5x5 Yahoo! Winners League. Live draft.

C - R Hernandez
1 - R Sexson
2 - F Lopez
3 - M Mora
SS - M Tejada
OF - J Bay
OF - M Holliday
OF - M Bradley
UT - T Hafner
B - R Sanders
B - C Shelton

SP - C Zambrano
SP - F Garcia
RP - J Nathan
RP - C Ray
P - M MacDougal
P - J Lackey
P - J Contreras
B - K Rogers
B - S Chacon
B - E Bedard

How'd I do? I think I can do better than Bradley in the OF and I'd really like a solid #2 SP. I'm going to be in the middle of the pack for SBs too...

I feel that the first couple of times the O's get shut out, I'll drop from the top to the bottom of the league.

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Postby MikeBradley08 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:22 am

yeah a little too dependant on Orioles players I think, I'd see if I could trade Mora and someone for Chone Figgins, in Yahoo he is eligible at third. I like your pitching a lot, and unless you feel strongly about Chacon, I'd try to trade him to a yankee fan who thinks hes good. Come his first start, he's going to wake up and realize that he's a bum and he'll go back to his Pre-Yankee form. Just make sure you trade him before his first start...or no one will take him. ... &&start=15
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:50 am

Bradley will do fine as a 3rd OF especially with Sanders backing him up. The offense looks really solid but I'm not sold on your SP. Another closer wouldn't hurt either.
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Postby theemperordave » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:32 pm

As you've said, the Orioles are a bit too streaky to depend so heavily on. It might be worth it to trade some of them away for comparable players just to get some diversity in your lineup. Both on offense and pitching. Milton Bradley was a beast last year when healthy. I think he'll calm down in oakland and have a very productive year. Your OF is the strength of your team. Try to upgrade your inf and your SP when trading away those O's
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Postby IHateJoseMesa » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:52 pm

Personally, I try to avoid multiple players from one team. LIke you said, if they get shut out or do poorly, you might drop. I might even try to shop Tejada around just to see what kind of player you could get for him. A stud SP and someonel ike Julio Lugo or Felipe Lopez might not be a bad thing for your team. And, I also think that Milton Bradley will be OK as a 3rd OF. Bascially I would try and move a few Orioles so you aren't so reliant on one team.
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Postby itodd » Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:32 pm

O's are doing it BIG this year. Keep them fools!

you dont have enough O's on your pitching staff

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Postby XxxBearsfanxxX » Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:09 pm

I would rank your team a 5 out of 10.-
-Not seeing any breakout players....
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Postby Coolest1 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:01 pm

A solid team but not a winner. You'll probably finish 3rd to 5th unless your better at the pickups then the rest of the league. The reliance on the Orioles is a two edged sword. I don't like to put my teams hope on a single team, so I'd agree with moving at least one of them.
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Postby EugeneStyles » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:10 pm

You didn't mention how many teams... If it's a 12 team league, your offense is great. If it's 10 teams, it's still pretty solid. I wouldn't worry about it, unless you can get some more speed. If the usual suspect sleeper speedsters are available (Gathwright... and I'm drawing a blank on some of the others...), you may want to grab one and think about subbing him in for Bradley.

Your pitching is definitely suspect. In a 10-team, you should really have another decent closer to compete in saves. Your top 2 starters are decent, the rest are iffy, at best. If Joey Devine, or any starting closers are available, I'd pick one of your bum SP's to drop and pick one up. If you could trade Mora, that'd be nice...
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Postby bosoxbw » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:22 pm

Definitely do not like your starters-- if you are in a 12-team league you have enough offensive power to go out and trade for an upgrade at SP.

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